Partner Organization

Center for Patient Partnerships

Center for Patient Partnerships

The Center for Patient Partnerships’ purpose is to advocate for individuals and families facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses and to collaborate with healthcare providers and researchers to solve immediate medical needs and policy issues. This includes four interconnected areas:


Patient Advocacy

Accompanying and assisting patients with serious illnesses on their journeys through the healthcare system


Educating and training students from all disciplines to engage in effective, compassionate advocacy


Working with patients to influence health policy, and to encourage medical  providers, health insurers, and government representatives to respond to patient experiences meaningfully


Reviewing results and studying the advocates’ impacts to promote best practices for the industry based on our findings